posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 06:56 PM
Cant watch the vid on my phone, but to answer the question: I have a 3" heavy bladed razor sharp lock-knife which is designed to be easily opened
with 1 hand, so its like a flick-knife/switchblade (which would be illegal in the UK). Because of its length, I could legally carry it anywhere in the
UK, but I only use it when I camp out, as a tool.
To be perfectly frank, if a fight developes, experience has shown that, even against somebody with a knife, unless I was prepared to do them a
potentially fatal series of injuries with my own knife, the reality is that I could much more quickly & effectively disable them long enough to make
my escape using my fists, feet &/or ye olde head butt to the bridge of the nose.
There's also the escalation to consider. I've been threatened before & attacked. If somebody gets a weapon out, I usually get very violent, more so
& quicker than I would if somebody just mouths off & I think I might get punched. If thats how I respond, & I'm pretty peaceful, why should I expect
anyone else to behave differently if I pulled out a knife?
On the odd occasion where I've gone somewhere expecting that violence beyond my normal abilities might ensue, I've taken a kubaton, which is a small
thick bar of steel which clips to a keyring - also legal, but almost as effective as nunchakus (which aren't legal in the UK). A blow to the shoulder
is enough: no need to risk killing a person by hitting them on the head.
You know tho? The most effective weapon, imo, is an air of confidence: staves off a lot of potential violence before it starts. If you really are
afraid to go about on your own any time of day or night, I'd suggest you get some martial arts training. Still, I'm thankful I dont live somewhere
that I might realistically be confronted by somebody with a gun...